Current Affairs Sep 2017 - Important Days
News 1 - National Nutrition Week observed between 1st to 7th September
The National Nutrition Week was observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 was "Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health".
The basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health, which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.
News 2 - National Teachers' Day
The National Teacher's Day is celebrated annually on 5th September to commemorate birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The first Teachers’ Day was celebrated in India in 1962. The day highlights the importance of teachers in our lives.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the first Vice President of India in 1952 and then the nation’s second President in 1962 until 1967. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1984 and the British Order of Merit in 1963. He remained a teacher throughout his life.
News 3 - International Day of Charity
The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world to alleviate poverty worldwide.
The International Day of Charity was declared officially by the UN General Assembly in 2012. 5th September is the selected date as it commemorates the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa who worked tirelessly to overcome poverty, distress and suffering of the poorest in the world.
News 4 - Himalaya Day being observed across Uttarakhand
The Himalaya Day was observed across Uttarakhand. People from different occupations participated in awareness rally, seminars and took pledge to save Himalaya.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced to set up two companies of eco task force for tree plantation and environment conservation in the state. Around 200 ex-servicemen will be enrolled to serve in these two eco task force companies. He appealed the environmentalists and scientists to work together for reviving the Rispana river of Dehradun.
News 5 - National Hindi Divas observed on 14th September
National Hindi Diwas was celebrated all over India on 14th September. The day is observed annually to promote and propagate the Hindi language. Its importance is demonstrated by feasts, events, competitions and other services held on this day.
The event also serves as a patriotic reminder to Hindi-speaking populations of their common roots and unity.
Hindi is spoken as a mother tongue by around 258 million people and is known as the 4th largest language of the world.
News 6 - International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer observed
The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated annually on 16th September to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.
The theme for this year was "Caring for all life under the sun". To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, the Ozone Secretariat also launched a communication campaign ahead of World Ozone Day − the #OzoneHeroes.
News 7 - International Day of Democracy observed
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Democracy is observed annually on 15th September to raise public awareness about democracy. The theme for 2017 is "Democracy and Conflict prevention" which focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability.
The day was created by the UN General Assembly through a resolution in 2007 to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy.
News 8 - 23rd World Ozone Day observed nationwide on 16th September
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted the importance of individual awareness and the strength of collective action in the implementation of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) phase-out programme in the country, at the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day.
The theme was "Caring for all life under the Sun”. Environment Ministry on the occasion launched the pan-India awareness campaign. The awareness campaign saw a participation of about 28 lakh students in more than 13, 000 schools and reached out to 214 districts.
News 9 - International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace is observed annually all around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The Day’s theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
The day is sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day. To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City).
News 10 - International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear weapons 2017
The 26th September 2017 was observed as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons across the globe. The day is celebrated in voice of global nuclear disarmament as a high priority.
There are growing variations on the future of multilateral nuclear disarmament. There are at least 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today.
The day also provides an opportunity to educate the public-and their leaders-about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them.
News 11 - World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme for World Tourism Day 2017 is 'Sustainable Tourism - a Tool for Development'.
The United Nations General Assembly designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development through its resolution A/RES/70/193.
News 12 - World Rabies Day
The World Rabies Day is celebrated annually on 28 September to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. This day (28 September) also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
The theme for 2017 is Rabies: Zero by 30. The World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and GARC have agreed for a common goal of zero human deaths from canine rabies by 2030.
News 13 - World Maritime Day
Every year, 29 September is celebrated as the World Maritime Day across the world. "Connecting Ships, Ports and People" has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2017.
The theme was chosen to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse actors involved in the shipping and logistics areas.
The aim of the 2017 theme is to build on the World Maritime Day theme for 2016, "Shipping: indispensable to the world".